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Sacramento, California, United States | MAJOR

Sacramento, California, United States | MAJOR
Band World Acoustic


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ABHISHEK BASU (tabla, pakhawaj, handsonic, djembe, darbukka , kubin-mouth harp from Phillip inns, beat boxing, vocal percussions, tambourine & shakers)
Few musicians have the privilege of beginning their professional careers in such a style as has Abhishek. Living evidence of Bickram Ghosh's pedagogical prowess, Abhishek gave his 1st professional concert at the age of 7.
He comes from a music loving family, from where he got lots of support. He was but a boy of 6 when he first stepped into Guru's house, where music reigns, in every possible form. Abhishek metamorphosed into a matured musician with improvisations. While Bikram was away on long tours with Pandit Ravi Shankar, Abhishek had the privilege of taking lessons from the former's father. the great Tabla wizard Pandit. Sankar Ghosh.for the past 20yrs,
Abhishek's individuality rests primarily on his modulations of the baya (the left hand bass drum). What distinguishes him most from his contemporaries is his ability to strike a perfect balance between power. clarity, and rhythmic sophistication.
Awarded the 1st prize at the annual music competition of the West Bengal state music Academy in 1996,Abhishek is also the recipient of Pandit Jyan Prakash Ghosh Award 2001, all India Scholarship. Recently he has won the Rotary Best Young Music Director Aware 2007 given by the Rotary International.
Abhishek has appeared in concerts both as a soloist and accompanist in concerts all over India & all round the globe including USA, Canada, Europe, malayasia, Singapore,etc.He has played with many senior classical musicians like Santoor Maestro PT. Tarun Bhattacharya , vocal exponent Smt. Subhra Guha,and many other to name throughout the world. He has also collaborated with world musicians like –Telesma, Katy Barnhill (dancer), jazz pianist Jim Wendt, Congo Square famous drummer Fabian Jolivet, and many others. Abhishek is involved in several ongoing projects apart from his own ISM, including Jambination, Other Worldly Music with Telesma, and Rock-Illusion with his American rock friends KHZ. Abhishek is also a regular member of Birds (Baltimore International Rhythm & Drumming Society, USA ).
Abhishek has contributed significantly to Bhattacharya's recent album Dance Of The Gods, released from Bricklane. Recently, Abhishek has earned great success from his musical tour of USA . He performed at many prestigious concerts in places like - New York , New Jersey , Boston , Washington , Arizona ( Phoenix ), Los Angeles , Dallas , Detroit ( Ohio ), Sacramento , San Francisco , Virginia , Baltimore and many other places. Abhishek recently was featured at Bangamela 2008 at Colmbus. Abhishek has already released two of his own World Music Albums at this young age of 25, Acrostic and Searching for Nirvana, with his new world music project team, ISM. Recently, Searching for Nirvana has run 3rd position in the world music chartbuster (Mumbai) a few months ago and it has been a radio station chartbuster as the 2nd Asian Album of the year, with his compositions played in the Essence Radio Show hosted by Kara Johnsted.
Today Abhishek is the youngest music director of India who simultaneously performs Indian Classical table and gives musical directions. Abhishek is provides musical direction in TV soaps and also in music albums as well as several upcoming films. Also very recently in the US, Abhishek has been featured in interviews at the WYPR radio station in Baltimore, in the Signal Radio Show, and also on Umbrella Radio as the percussion prodigy (see www.signalradio.org for details).
For more details see Abhishek’s website http://www.abhishekbasu.com/ and

JIM WENDT (jazz piano,keyboards, synthesizer)
Jim Wendt is an accomplished jazz pianist and keyboardist with a passionate desire to explore new musical territories and collaborations. He began his musical quest at an early age, first studying French horn and then electric bass, but soon found his true musical voice playing keyboards and synthesizers. True to form, Jim wasn’t content to be an “average” musician. His pursuit of musical expression led him to study both classical theory and jazz performance at California State University , Sacramento . Jim plays jazz, funky-jazz, R&B, fusion, rock, world, mellow, and much, much more. He travels with ease through many musical moods, from introspective solo jazz improvisations to driving fusion funk to danceable world jazz grooves and effortlessly melds them together to create his own unique style.
Jim has been active on the Northern California jazz and fusion music scene for many years and has performed with many accomplished jazz musicians in the area including Cynthia Douglas quartet, Harlee and the Sugar Daddies, Jim Jam, Dee and Movement, and Jambination. He has performed widely, including the Sacramento Jazz Festival, the Meadowview Jazz festival, California State Fair, Savannah 's Jazz Lounge, Studio 33, Malibar, David Girard Vi